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Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices
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Critics Accuse Oil Companies of Purposely Spiking Gas Prices

The Consumer Watchdog group and Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, are accusing oil companies of purposely spiking gas prices to pad their bottom line. Watch »

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Santa Clara Co. DA Warns of Advance Fee Loan Scam

Santa Clara Co. DA Warns of Advance Fee Loan Scam

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is warning the public of a loan scam by callers who claim to be... Read »

May 3, 2015
Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email

Flickr Founder Wants to Challenge Work Email

Stewart Butterfield, a founder of photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup... Read »

May 4, 2015
San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25

San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25

San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its... Watch »

May 1, 2015
Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

Fed Appears No Closer to Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve downgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy Wednesday after a winter in which growth nearly... Read »

Apr 29, 2015
Apple Surges on Blowout Earnings Report

Apple Surges on Blowout Earnings Report

Apple reported another huge quarter for earnings, powered mostly by iPhone sales, as the stock surged 1.2 percent in... Read »

Apr 27, 2015
Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch

Some Starbucks Offer Free Drinks During Glitch

A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system got some customers a free jolt of espresso. Watch »

Apr 24, 2015
San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report

San Francisco is Worst Market for Renters: Report

San Francisco is the worst market for renters, according to Forbes' latest list. Read »

Apr 19, 2015
Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Recalls Hummus for Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling its "Classic Hummus" because of possible Listeria... Read »

Apr 7, 2015
Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus

Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus

Facebook's new Menlo Park office, which was designed by Frank Gehry, already has ambitious expansion plans. Read »

Apr 7, 2015
Amazon Promises One-Button Shopping With

Amazon Promises One-Button Shopping With "Dash"

Amazon Prime subscribers will soon be able to order everyday products with the push of a single button, thanks to... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Pepsi Takes Back No. 2 Spot From Diet Coke

Americans bought less soda for the 10th straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco Is Dead; Biscuit Taco to Replace

Taco Bell's Waffle Taco Is Dead; Biscuit Taco to Replace

The newest weapon in the breakfast wars is a biscuit shaped like a taco. Read »

Mar 24, 2015
Silicon Valley Bias Suit Spurs Closer Look By Firms

Silicon Valley Bias Suit Spurs Closer Look By Firms

A sex discrimination trial that has put a spotlight on gender imbalance in Silicon Valley has prompted some... Watch »

Mar 23, 2015
Unemployment Rates in Bay Area Below State Average

Unemployment Rates in Bay Area Below State Average

Unemployment rates in all Bay Area counties in February were below the state's average, officials with the State of... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Cheap Wines Chock-Full of Arsenic: Lawsuit

Many popular, inexpensive brands of wine made and distributed in California, including Trader Joe's famed "Two... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Tesla Updating Model S to Ease Range Anxiety

Tesla Updating Model S to Ease Range Anxiety

Tesla Motors is updating its Model S electric car to help ease drivers' worries about running out of battery charge... Watch »

Mar 19, 2015
Fed Hints at Rate Hike, Won't Say When

Fed Hints at Rate Hike, Won't Say When

The Federal Reserve made its first overtures on Wednesday that it is seeking to hike interest rates, but Fed Chair... Read »

Mar 19, 2015
Mile IQ App Helps Drivers Track Mileage for Business Trips

Mile IQ App Helps Drivers Track Mileage for Business Trips

A new way to track your miles on the road. A San Francisco-based company developed an app for people who drive for... Watch »

Mar 18, 2015
Din Tai Fung Coming to San Jose

Din Tai Fung Coming to San Jose

Popular Taiwanese dumpling house Din Tai Fung will open the first Northern California location in San Jose's Valley... Read »

Mar 18, 2015

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